Mitering a Sheet
Mitering a sheet bottom keeps it snug and sharp beneath the bed covers.
- Excerpted from Houseworks, by Cynthia Townley Ewer
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Center the flat sheet on the bed, and tuck the bottom of the sheet underneath the mattress. Grab the trailing edge of the sheet, about 2 feet from the corner of the sheet, to make a 45-degree angle away from the mattress corner and pull toward you.
Still holding on to the sheet, pull it up vertically to form a triangle (the sheet should fold at a 45-degree angle).
Lay the triangle of sheet onto the bed, then tuck the bottom part of the sheet under the mattress. Building in this tucked fabric is the secret to a well-mitered, taut-fitting sheet.
Excerpted from Houseworks, by Cynthia Townley Ewer
Text Copyright © 2006, 2010, Cynthia Townley Ewer, extracts from Houseworks, reproduced with permission from Dorling Kindersley Limited
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